Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 26th Mar 2006 16:16 UTC, submitted by Tyr.
Humor The heartland turned vicious this week when an Oklahoma town threatened to call in the FBI because its web site was hacked by Linux maker Cent OS. Problem is CentOS didn't hack Tuttle's web site at all. The city's hosting provider had simply botched a web server. This tale kicked off yesterday when Tuttle's city manager Jerry Taylor fired off an angry message to the CentOS staff. Taylor had popped onto the city's web site and found the standard Apache server configuration boilerplate that appears with a new web server installation. Taylor seemed to confuse this with a potential hack attack on the bustling town's IT infrastructure.
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Village-idiot-in-chief, anyone?

Seriously, send the city manager's office a few CentOS CDs and tell them to check it out. The town could save some big bucks. Frankly, with a town the size of Tuttle, a stapler's gonna impact the budget in a big way. A little free-software goodness could really help --- uh, assuming the could find someone with a clue to install it for them.

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